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V. NEW SERIES VOLXII
BURLINGTON, VT,. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7 I8GG-
I'ocl r y
We eaa make bo mistake m assuming that
the following fine J mem, in tbc last Atlantic
M ntidj, a from the pen of Henry C. Tuck
. nan, the poet, who spent a portion of last
:r in Bailingtou :
-. I i!i.ugtkfc let us .ier thy Jomiu;
V. II did Ibe tribes uf yore.
V. sought the ocean from the distant plain,
'all thee their country door.
A il u, the portals of a tniatlf pile
T lie wanderer's steps delay,'
nd. while he musing nmnni the lofty aisle,
Cire's phantoms nteh away
In tbe vast realm where tender
"cr (acred haunts i.f time.
f hat wr.i Lis spirit to a nobler
And irure benignant clime,
So in the fane of thy majestic bills
We meekly stand elate;
'1 he baffled heart a tranquil rastaas I
I!ide thy crystal gate :
t here the ioorase of the rl attend slwea,
M'.aicJ windowa of the skw.
I 'h' fritcied eli'U'b
!'r . I..;iu God's U i..j lc ugh.
thy wnTward currents
I', uid iiaeky 's!:.i its play;
no tufted beadlaud mm the Itweat t,
I . ii zfcun t!ie sparious hay;
I ..ii ..lei f..r ages, me when (reaching flew
Through form-hung defiles.
I ic dinky savage in his frail canoe.
1" sfi the thousand isle,
' 'r l ally u the Iraarraat cedar 9 shade
The i-.'t.ler's crafty fee,
' "tli t. defime march and midniittit amhasoade
T. 1 ij- his dwelling but.
V the far horizon ,.,! wall
1 ii.- dark bine summit' ru.
A1..I t."er them rifts vf iu vy sunshine fan,
z I Jm vapor lies.
' I ,v.T all tradition's gracious spell
Wnd allnrement weaves;
I Ii r low refrain the moaning tempest sweBt, i
At.d ihrilis the whispering leaves.
! w.11 tli. irgin land. a kingly oatst,
( hiiUrie deeds were wrought;
1. i.g by ihy marge and on thy placid breast
The fianl ard Saxon tVujht.
U I :.: cheers of triumph iu thy echoes sleep !
V. Lat Irave blood dyed thy wave !
I'.., It hlc a luiv':
And gilUtnt eijUHiircii.s lum-m-i :ur border fray.
That rival staniUr.ts Im-v,
S.ruii(t from thy wools an. i :. i, Inwn lay.
Strrn warders of the !.,.
!l .1. . i .'niged miic hi !n- 1
Ti... fiknt hU!s Uta. 1..
I'd by Irs swarthy gui.ic i uflii't there.
I Mtau "fl bebcM tin- (win-
1 : ( : , Mtittly p! hire Urged the luie Itatteaw,
And .iiinmes trench the jtorp;
V-i'ic si ndl i,r i.r h'ii. bow -tradmst
'. !.. j iiatts and the lore
'n A.lin r Jack's lAp-tncncItd crwt
Old ww-paths mark the soil.
V. into idk tirouackg the Mimnur puiat.
And jivac-ul miners toil.
V. '1 re luiktd the wigwam, culturtd
tth ic rung the j.Mitbvi yell
I l.'anl the iow of kine. a lihtbrsonir
1 'r i-lii.no of Ti.ltee bell.
.'.u.i !i" . to subjugate the peopled iand,
Ii n crossed the sea.
Kui-bed from thy lnfadow-lopr a ataKartbAad,
IV. l.att li- for the frte.
N. 1 imitd the pristine valor of the race
lo pi:aid the natioa's lite;
': :.y hxruy scrs met treason face to flue.
The f rcffirwt in the strife.
tVln n I.i u-ts bluom and wild rose stesrit theair,
urn ni-onticami fleck the stream.
an irng twingbts crm
iin? r, gate, and dream .'
.TI i s c e I I n ts
is Ft Rxrrt RE.- Tlierc are two
i. n 'A moth which inhst furniture.
..- j hrgr fl of Mirrv white color:
.1 m is also white, th.iiied like ehtctout
. in . Hid i familial ly knuwn. It early
! - liirnitiire. The othrr is a small Uy
..irk drab color : tin' worm is about
i I-1.1 tli id an inch Ion?, and tapering
..11 tbt- In ad to the tail. I: wjh lint ob
l.y iipholstcrcrK alwut seven jears
' 1 i.i- fly jtcuctrau a tofa or chair,
H. n ially U tween Uk- luck and seat of
1 '..iu, or under the scats where tlie vacancy
- in 1. i.g the firings affords a sah- retreat. It
ui iy make a lodgement in one week after
tin- furniture U placed in a house. If such
- M.i.-.M bi- the case, in two months the worm
Kill appear; and the continual procc-i of
procreation in a few montbs increases the
unrulier to thousands The uioth lias no
a-.'iii 1 1 destroys in winter and tiiuimer
..I.L--. : it ik kept in sctin life by the
. l. nint lu.it uf the hou! We find, fit the
-aiiir time, in the same pi.n of furniture,
:!.( fly. the w..nn and tl.c tg; thus suow
i t!.:it tl.cv are breeding and destroying
H the tiuir. It docs not eit good, pure
. m!id hair, but fastens it cucoun to it, the
1 ia-tieity of which previntt. its Uing dis
torted. The inside of furniture is ufed
b it only for thepurp m of preparation.
The worm, when ready for lood, crawls
nut and destroys the covering, if uf woolen
..r plush material, and falling to the carpet
lcftioyn it. They rarely cut through plush
Ir mi the iiiMde, as it i o eottun hack, but
there arc instances wln rc ti.cy have cut up
luuhlin on the outside bark ol m fas. There
n no protection against it iscrpt continual
care. New furniture siioutd be reuioTCd
Irom the walls at ltat twice a week at this
m awn of the year, and should lie well
whisked all around, particuhuly nnilcr the
-cute, to prevent tlie fly fruni lvdgin;. This
i an effectual preventive and the only one
r.i.own. Cayenne pej r, Seateli snuff,
.i.iphor, turpcntiue and ail other remedies
1' 1 protection from the moth arc of little
. r ni nvail againtd tl.e furnituru motb.
n.".1ui.i'.;iiii with alii!:. l will not destroy
tl iu wl.in in a piece wr lurniture. If the
iiirmturc i, int. sud tlity may bo removed
by taking oB the inuJfn from under the
M-atr uud off ihc ui,, tnds ad hacks,
lino they congregate in,..--. atnJ eipose it
tn the air as lunch ab (wink. Beat well
ith a whisk or the on 1 al,jt atj a
the flies aud worms wliii;, kUuW themselves.
This ' ue oficu will di-iurh them and
may lu..e them lmve the iumiturc, as its
dire 10 10 be l.ft iui.t. hen the furni
ture is free from uutht, .mj u, to Lc left
during the summer montt.s without attcn
ti. a, it may he ptotected by camphor in
luall bags, or highly eoneentratcdratchoult.
The safest way is to have the furniture well
whisked twice a week. It the ninths attack
the carpet, which they will first do under
the hefss and chairs, hi road a wet sheet on
the carpet and pass a hot flat-iron over it
.iiickly . the steam will iflcctually destroy
lioth worm and ckb. If furniture is dcli
ered in a dwelling free irom moths, tile
uphohtem's rcsnwib.lity ends there, and
all rest with the iKHiK'kcc'pcr, as no trades
uian ean tell whether the moth will attaclc
it or not There ate cans where the furni
ture hits been in ua tin m twtlve cir6 be
fore being attacked It v.. mid U- n r,i!r tn
buld the tailor responsible for the tafctv of
. 1,1. tn .a .-. I.. 1 J
i.uiu; uj iivm me upiiouitrcr reeponst
I lor tlie safety of furniture Bulhtin.
That was a jirotident aud affectionate
lather who fccured $oOi.U roUcics in an
""'iiental insurance company upon the
'- d Ins tci cn f mall ehildnti, and sent
'be little darlings for a 1 .liJay eicuttion on
iew Jtrsey railroad.
CKO. XV. &: R. G. HEXEHICT.
EDITORS A!ID rSnfllETOBS.
FRIDAY MOBN1NG SEPTEMBER 7. 18GC
The tSuwycr JLcJters.
DAMNING KVIOKXCKOF IMSKni.T.
KXIltACTS FROM HIS OWN LKITKRS,
.1 CLEAR CASK.
Wr gave to the public some da; since the
niaiti Tacts of ono remarkable case vi corruji
lion. which fully libtcns upon I'ortus Bax
ter, M. C, the eharjre that "contritulittns
have bun ItrkJ upon tkesahnes f lubordi
nitle effkiaU, in tlte name el Mr. Barrr,oirf
ftiJftr his ute and benefit." Since then
every exertion baa been need to place the
6w.ficc before tin public in s share thai
notic eoaM gains ty. It has been lirlaytd
by tlte rctaeianee of the chief witm ; Imt
a portion or it Ima at last been obtained and
it gimi below.
I-et h reeonnt the faetH, a bfix-tofore
git en by at.
In ISfil, I). S. Storra, now an ait..rney at
law at Islam I'owd, Town clerk f Brishton,
an J I'.etblian candidate for the State's
Attorncjaaij. of Kmci county, was living at
ll.ftciiark. Me had stuoitd raw with
Meter-, lion ton X Child, and was jurt start
uh' in life, noor and in debt. Tort of his
friend, It. 0. Benton. J. A. CUid (since
)), and K. B. Sawyer, well kr..wn and
j leading cititens of Umoille tV., iuterestcd
i thcintelves to procuic lor hm the place of
j Be puty Collector and Inspector in the Cus
' it.wM. 'Itirv mfiile atodieatMn lor him
j ta Mr. Baxter, who gaye assurances that Mr.
j Starrs could have the place, but that $150
a year of the salary, ($750 a year,) must he
paid to him (Haxter) so long as Mr. Storm
sboald retain the offer, and that they must
see the arrangement earnul out. This was
wentrd to by Mr. Storrs arsl he took t)
cJkw under the appointnsci.t id Mr. Clapp,
the CuUeetiMr. ilr. Stonn temsii-id iu the
fSee at Isfausl I'ond for nearly tbrer years,
pcrfc rating his duties faithfully snd without
aetapJaint; bat he had found bimsuif usable
ftwrn pi t mi re of previous debts and other
causes, tn make good his pledge to Mr Bax
ter. By and by be noticed indications that
he was in jeril of it metal, and thereupon
oneultrd with the confidential deputy ol
Mr. Clapp, who tub! him that if he would
say up pretty well he could keep his j4ftcc.
i-WtTi- refused to pay the sum named and
teas r misers'. Soon after, in conversation
with Mr. app. Storm apologized for his
neglect in making the payments, but, will
ing to retkem bin ldedgc as far as he Wi-
able, handed Mr. Chpp $100, for Mr. Bax
ter, which Mr. Clapp put in his pocket.
During and after this time, ilr. Baxter
made frequtnt rails upon one of the three
friends of Mr. Storrs above named, r pay
ment of the fuui promised him. Apoloks
were tfladc for Mr. Stcrrs on tl ground of
his loverly. Bat the demands were re
newed and-1 ised, until one ol the partus
denounced it as an outrage, and the demand
lias not of late leti renewed. The evidence
of tbac demands erislt in Ike handwriting
0 Mr. Hat tar.
LETIEKS OF III!. STORKS, CO I- EES TON AND COL.
IsLAjin I'osn, Aug, 2t, 186n.
0. 0. Benedict. Emi ,
JJrar Sir : The facts yow irynrre about are
as fallows :
During the year 1PC1 I was living in Larooill
County, practisin; law. My business was very
small, and I was deeply in debt Thinking to
improve my ciicumstaacts I applied to Messrs.
Child & Benton (J. A. Child, now dcecased,and
Col. R. C. Binton) and Col B. B. Sawyer, to
assist me, through Ilcn. I'ortus Baxter, iu get
ting an appointment in the Custom House at
They interested themselves for me, and I be
lieve saw Mr. Baxter, and reported to me that
they codl git the appointment of Deputy
Collector at Island Tend, at a salary of seven
hundred and fifty dollars a year, but that I
should have to pay Mr. Baxter something for it
out of my salary.
I agreed to this, and got the appointment un
der Mr. Clapp. I was afterwards told by these
gentlemen that 1 should have to pay Mr. Baxter
out of my ralary, one hundred and fifty dollars
per year, and that they had been obliged to pass
their word to Mr. Baxter, for ue, to that effect.
I remained in office nearly three years, and
never heard any complaint but that I pcrtbimed
my duties as an officer faithfully and well. By
reason of my creditors pressing me far pay ment,
and of some other burdens. I was unable to
meet the payment cf the cue hundred and fifty
dollars, and at this time had paid nothing f r
Mr. Baxter, when I observed indicatiens that
I was in danzcr of beinc removed from office.
I consulted with one cf Mr. Clapp's deputies
whom I believed lo bc.in his confidence, about
the matter. lie informed me that Mr. Clapp
had repeatedly threatened to remove rae, and
advised me ts pay up and I could keep my
I refused to do so, as I bad net the means .and
wis toon removed. Although I pressed Mr.
Clapp fur the reason lcr my removal, he gave
none except that it was owing to an order lc
ad received from the Treasury Department.
He assured me that I had always trfcrmtd the
duties assigned me to his satisfaction, and that
he didn't know what I was removed for.
I believe I was removed because I did not py
for my office.
Soon after my removal, desiring to do what
I could toward redeeming my pledge, I handed
Mr. Clapp, on account of the agreement, as ex
pressed at the time, one hundred dollars (nearly
all I had) which he took and rut in his pocket
Very truly Yours,
I). S. STORES.
HvnxrABK, Aug. 20, 1S6G.
G. C. Bkxlihit, Esq.,
Dear Sir : In answer to jour inquiry about
Mr. Storrs' appointment at Island Pond, I Lave
to eay that Mr. Stern read bur with me. and
hU appointment was procured by Cel. Sawyer,
Mr. Child and myself. The appointment was
made in tie spring of 18C1, and at that time
either Mr. Child or CoL Sawyer ha J wine com
munication with Mr. Ilaxter about it. I was
then told that the understanding was that Mr.
Stoirs should pay tut $150 per year to Le
divided Utween Baxter snd Gapp. I think I
go, this ttvla Mr. CaiMr ho WM tbrn niyuusi.
I nru partner. It was from cither Chili or Saw
i yer. I paid but little attention to it then, and
shortly after left for the army.
Some time after my return from the army
CoL Sawder mentioned the matter to me, and
stated that Baxter was calling on him to make
up what Storra' had failed to pay of the S'loO
per year. I inferred that his cljectwaa to give
me an opportunity to contribute, although he
did net directly ask me to do so. I told Col.
Sawyer that I was as much responsible for Mr,
mens at ne was, but that 1 never shuukl pay
the first cent to Mr. Baxter, that it was an oat
rage fur him to ask it. and that he. Sawyer, was
doing wrong to think of paying it
At the time Mr. Stem went into the office at
Island Pond lie was in very embarrassed eireum-
stsn, had lo means, and was badly in irtlt.
Very resaect fully,
R. C. BHNTON".
UvMTjiaa. Aug. 2. 18flG.
0 0. Bs.tni.HT, Bkj. :
Dejib Sib Having seen statement in the
Burlinjrton F. tr Pr respecting certain trans
actions of Her. Tortus Baxter, in relation to a
Potior, in the Cnrton rteu.'e at Island I'ond,
and the written statements if Mr. Storre and
Colonel Beaten respecting the same matter, awl
having also been reliably inlbimsd that Mr.
Baxter and hi" friends deny the truth of these
statements, whereby a quest ion of varacity ari
sta between him and the strera! parties connect
ed with tl em, I have to state that I have Hi my
pessessii-n light letters addressed front Mr. Hix-
ter to me, dating front June, 1 861 , to Pebi 1 try,
1SS4, in each of which reference is made to the
matter referred to in that publication and those
written atatdrtsts; that these letters when pro
duced will show the exact nature of Mr. Bax
ter's -t ruction with that transaction, and set
tle the qqestien of veraerrr between the par
T t !. Urn arc all iu Mr. Baxter's own band
wiifirir, "nd over his own siawalure. 1 shall
retain thtm "m Toy jresefsiin sobject fa the in-
sprct! o ni any person who may be nthsrisfd
by Mr. rratrr to n tfm, and will make then
pa! lie rl.m'ier he will consent lo such a
l! j.. ifn!!v. your Ult..
E. B. SAWYER.
Httxpvk, Sept. 3. iSftfi.
Cot. E. B. S,
Dear Sir :
- At a tublic meeting at Newport
Saturday evening Mr. Partus Baxter
public aemat or the truth of the statements ha
your letter dated Aug. published in ths
Burlington Fn . Prett, and called for the proof.
Be also publicly absolved all parties from aav
and every obligation of confidence to him re-
speclirg any matter cummnnicated by him or
referring in any way to the charges of corrup
tion made against him. He also introduced to
that meeting Gsi. Geo. P. Foster, who emuasil
to state that he knew of the contract between
yourself, Mr. licDton and Mr. Storrs. and that
it was only an agreement fbr money to yourself
and Mr. Benton, that Mr. Baxter had no con
nection with the matter whatever, and that he
did n4 believe it to lc true tbat job had any
su-h letters ss stated in your eonuwuaicatarn,
and that he believed the charges that had been
circulated bad been circulated for political pur
poses and to injure Mr. Baxter.
We therefore respectfully request you to pro
duce the letters. We think from the nets above
stated you t re absolved. by Mr. Baxter's
statements and course toward you, from ciery
obligation to him, and that you owe It yourself
to vindicate yourself and confirm your state
ments by producing the letters.
And, allow us to add that the publication of
these letters, under the circumstances, will, in
our Judgment, meet the htarty approval of
every honorable man in the District
Oso. J. SraxxaBP,
J. 8. AD4M,
B C. Bextox.
COL. S IWTFE'S BEIXT.
Hyde Panic. Sept 3, 1FC
Vis. rs Gie. J. Ftannard, X S. Adam, ami K.
C. Benton :
Gents. Ta reply to your note of this date re
questing me to make public the letters of Mr.
Baxter, allow me to my. that I have hitherto
steadfastly refused to make them ptrhBe en ac
count of my personal regard for Mr. Baxter, to
whom I have lien un'rr many obligations.
Since, as apneais by your note, Mr. Baxter has
himself cot only expressly absolved me from all
obligations to him. but has also both in nelson
and by a man speaking fi r him, endeavored to
impeach my veracity and that of othtrs connect
ed with thia matter, I regard myself free to pro
duce them, and bound to do so for my cwn pro
tection. Accordingly, I hand you, herewith, for publi
cation, copies ofthe.se parts of tbc letters lehting
to the Storrs' matter and submit the originals
fer your Inspection.
I shall retain the originals ia my own posses
sun, where they have always been, and will
shew them to any person who may ask to see
them. I shall also show them at a public meet-
ng at Wo'.cjit la-day.
I may add that the original agreement was
midc orally W-twcen me and Mr. Baxter and
was that Storrs was lo pay lut) per annum and
I was t.) lv responsible for lhat, aad that Mr.
Bi.:er n jatcdly oiled on me in person and
by tV?.' and itlur Utters which I have lost, to
lmc tbc agrcen.eat fulfilled.
I will further state that when Mr. Ilaxter
called out Geo. Filter to impeach my veracity,
he bad in his pocket a copy of the abstract ol
these letters which I had furnished him at Wn-
tf rlmry the day before.
1 It. SAWTF.I!.
Ktract trout the Letters.
IHwnr List, June SOfh.lSCl.
"1 hear favorable aeeouBisof sour Mr. Storrs
at Island rend. 1 doubt not lie will do wein--i
WiMtixeiTox, July 15lh, leCl. j
"How is your friend pleased with Island Pond?
I am told he b a nice fellow All right When
Jr,. ' I
ebbt Lixe, Oct 2S, lbCl.
"Now you are to le away, with whom can
I safely council in your Co? What do you think
of BMdle ? I just saw your man-r ;puJ I
i ... ;nBntnr Matt, ar ifcianu l oau. uu i
my way out West. On my leturn he was not
there. Home, I Ihink, on leave for a short time.
.i7 . 7 . ,
yjU my ICIUIU IlC ..v. I
What arran-ement will you make with bira or . . .
any oneTnyur absence? It was all left with when Mr. Hoyt was pctent to explatn in
you, and there it is safe." ; stead of waiting till Judge Ilovt was away
HorsE Ref. Tuesday, 16C2. i in Orleans County, and when no reply could
I have written you at your camp, with other ' reach many voters before election ?
things, have asked you to see that the Island j -phe next qmstioti is, " if true, how does
Pond afftir is arranged ll should I e Joat at I ,
Debet Line, April 13, 1S63.
"By the by, the Gentleman at Island Tond nest," an electioneering triik, and is ex
has never responded as jcu propose A word is ploclcd Dy tjlc following extract from an
sufficient. litra of the tamoillc XcicsJealtr, and by
Debut Lise, Oct , 1S6C . an appended certificate from Gen. Stannatd
"Stcrrs of the Island Vend Custom Houts is , .hc v . A tta, Jui,
married. I have never seen him but once, r.v- J ... ,
ery thing remains as when I saw you last. 11 W did at that time wrh done publicly.
27ii 11 nof jui the Uunj m yoa iroi
I depend on you.
Dbbt Li.ne, Not. f, 1863. 1 atc ,fn JJ( fom arMj tK jr ccntage rc
"My name must not be used m connection ircd , , f . 1
with your friend at I.laad I'ond. Of course
do not know him."
iYasiii.iotox, Feb'y IS. lSSI.
Storra is removed from the Island Pond
See. Clanp is here."
We have eximined the above extracts and ,
oomparetl them with the originals, which we
know ts le in Mr. Baxter's own hand-writing,
and were exhibited to ns by Col. I- B. Sawyer,
and certify them to be truecop:es.
GEO. J. STANNARD.
J. S. ADAMS,
Immediately after the first public state
ment of the facie in the case, Mr. Baxter,
then in Burlington, started stealthily, on Sun
day, for Hvde!rk. readied there at mid-
- J 1
night and had s protracted interview with
Colonel -a)er. At that.nnd in three sub
sequent interviews at ilillerrnt times and
places, lie acknowledged that the production
of the letters would "Jejray him." He
beggeil Co!. Sttuvcr. with tears.not to -nun
i : ln,i . . n r ...mi. ta ,1
tntrcatj to MCnrc the tunwn ol the
letters and the cvWenee.
To relieve Col. S.ijer rrotn any obliga
tions of former fritndnhip, the attempt ws
nude on our part, to reouic the eildenee in ,
I n iiOfrtfrKHi by Ityal jirocest. An order ,
nii9 iimiini i.v.m . . . . . . i . .,,v -n.v
Judges of lainoille County, for
tbc taking of CoL Sawyer's deposition I
and of the proof in bis pensession. at Hyde-
I ark on Saturday afternoon lat tbc arliest
I ossiblc time tbat could be set and Mr.
1: uter. to hi itumeme disgust and in spite
ol an obvious attempt to avoid It, wnssrned
v ith an order to he taetent.
The witnesses duly apt oared with Baxter's
1. iters, when Mr. lUiterV Counsel moved a
p ttonemml until after the election, mainly j
. .. . .. ... r.. . '
upon the ground tbat the taking of the te ;
f.tr ,nmld iiittrr Mr. Hitter's ehararler
i i.d aftct the pending election, rbemagis
t: tte being a Baxter nan, and having bad a
prieate interview tctth Ilaxter on Ike subject
on Friday afternoon, granted the post poto
The extracts from Mr. Baxter ' leltera
were sulsequently procured as appeirs above
ai.-i ujiou the in with tbuaeeonpanying proof
v e rest the ease, as before the great jury of
Wc submit that it it. o clear cast. Tic
character of Mr. Storrs for truth and veraci
ty has been qucftioucd by no man. Nor is
there a man who tdieu? or dare pre-
t. nd that Col. 11. C. Benton
tx' bis hand to a lie. No man will
d.ne dispute CoL Sawyers own
clear, unequivocal statement, all the more
damning to Mr. Baxur, from the fact tbat
it comes from one who owns hii obligations
n him, and who would not willingly injure
In .i. Compare these statements and letters,
wr.h the extracts Irom Mr. Baxter's corre.
.odenee. (their accuracy certified to by
(Mineral Stannabd, lion. J. S. Arnxs, and
Col. 1! C. BtNTON,) and then let any candid
man ak Iiimsclf what possible explanation
of this business can bo given conidstent with
Mr Baxter's inuoeeno. Of course his let
lem do not relate the transaction upon their
I. I'ortus Baxer is not fool enough fur
t ' it ; but they refer to it prtcistty in the
v y. and the demand are made precisely in
I' veer I manner, to be eixtcd in such a
r :rupt. disgraceful piece of business.
Notice Mr. Baxter's allusions to some pal
jttbly underhanded transaction ; his decla
ration tbat he is " jmirawii," for similar
jobs: Ins announcement that Storrs ' has
nercr responded his notice " depend tin
you;" his warning that Am name must not
U wtd in connection with the Storrs case.
I'linnect these with Storrs' statement; with
Benton's statement; with Sawyer's state
ment, all unitnpeuched, and let any man
g inray tlie. m that can. No wonder that
Mr. Baxter declared that tlite letters would
destroy him '
What my, Itllow eitiiens of the Third
District ' shall tbN man, self-disgraced.
mnger difgrtfee u, as our Bepntcntntiie? I
(iiie jour umwer at the Polls.
UIK LAST CAKI1" OK .tl It. IIOVT'S
This county, and doubtless the district,
I n is Hooded on Saturday, with copies of the
M Albans Messenger containing a labored
j t.aempt to show that Judge Hoyt had been
j guilty ol official corruption when Commis
j sinner of Franklin County under the Liquor
law. It endcavotcd to make out, in sub-
I stance, that Mr. Hoyt undertook to levy a
ir rentage on the sales of liquors by town
agents, and the implication is insinuated,
u n c
The first question in the mind ol the lio-I
nfst vo'cr into whose hands this " startling
development" fell, doubtless was " Why
liis tbis matter been kept back till two dajs
, ..rari. c,...:on ? Xu nrtuh. It has Ion" i
r,ii i ... i. ii....'- i
o ' ' ,
eJUieceVUIJI HCII fclltinU W .'.. I UJ , D I
..ints vttr "ni Kttnn It rm f linf AH and
But the whole prove to be a " marc's
anj mct the approval of the county : and
, . .,, - ,,ir,u, .,:.. .1.-
otannard, was exacted to iwve the
; t0WI" any exrnse growing out ol tlie
of - liipior traffic, ami to enable the towns to pro
cuic purer liquors than could be furnished at
the dealer's ordinary prises The whole
proceedings on the part of Mr. Hoyt were
open and above-lcxiri, and at the time
lishttl by him in the pajiers,"
j gex. staxxabd's oie
, I, George J. Stannard, having just now for
I the first time been made aware of the mture of
I the charges recently made against Hou. I'.omeo
j II. Hoyt, cf corruptan iu tbt discharge of bis
duties, while holding ti c office of County Cora
I misiioncr of Franklin louuty, in exacting of
! agents appointed by him, ten percent, upon the 1
prices 01 liquors furnished ny mm , desire to :
state, that I have not seen Mr. Hnyt since I have '
been made acquainted with the nature of these j
charges, but that at or about the time of the ,
J ',TJ 1 TVt 1? , . " ' ' '
1 the charces a?aint Mr. Ilovt. I had a eonremt.
; tion with Mr. Hoyt in reference lo bis mole of ,
I. I -j. 1 .a: f .1..
Kvutiutim 1111; uueiuiu vi 1112 iuee. in loai
com ersation Mr. Hoyt told me lhat in arranging ;
for the procurement of tbc necessary liquors to
supply the whole coun ty, he had received bids
from Uackmam in Co. and others, in teply to
rublisheil nronosals to turnilr thee linuora at t
1 certain prices named that in consideration of
i .-i 1: at.. 1 a.
w iwiuuio mat i;jc natranieu 10 uz pure vtiia
iherrmlveof returniD- uy linuora tbat, ur-
use, he had concluded to pay the additional per
cent, to the venders in consideration of their
guaranty of purity and to defray the expense
of returning liquors that were not accepted.
Geobce J. Sttvk
Hydepark, September id.
THE STOItltS C.tsr
h viuti v rvvutc a 'vj i v iitjuuiD ivi mvuiviuai
From the St. Albans Mcsiesger.l
In another article wc stated that we eke
where should say something more of the cele
brated Morrs case. Mr. Storm who was
tartly indebted to .Mr. Baxter, according to
' I IU .KllWIirlMtMIUnl fM nnfllllM
Deputy Collector of Customs at Island
Pond, secured his position at the ;
intercession of .Mr. Sawver. Mr. Itent.m and !
.Mr. Child. Tbc reasons for the interest they i
took in bb cause lay in tbc fact !).. t Storts
otctd these men, and they wished t i put bin I
in a position which would enable him to pay I
them. i e understand that it was known
to Mr. Baxter tbat the position would tie
acceptable to Mr. Storre as a meitro- of help
ing bin to my his debts, and Mr. Bister
was, as be has ever becD, willing to help the
needy in preference to those who were in
cuiumltMect, Storrs to pays
cenain sun ot his yearly wlsry in
ixiuHiauoo ol die deot to the men
who had given him credit. Mr.
Baxter was not one of these men, and
made no personal claim upon bin. Storrs
tailed to pay his friends as be had agreed.
Those rritntb. thinking that a word from
Mr. Baxter would avail them more than any
dunning from them, asked him to iog the
memory of Mr. Starrs, that he might live up
to bis perfectly fair agreement. If there
are any letters about money, from Mr. Bax
ter Wr Mr. Storrs, or to any ot the Ren we
have named, they will be found to be such
as ana awn would write for the benefit and
at the request of honorable friends, and that
they contain nothing whatever which can
show that .Mr. Baxter asked or expected
money for himself. But wliatcvr these
letters contain, let the enemies of Mr. Bax
ter, wlio profess to have bad possession of
them fur "nearly six weeks" of this cam
paign show than print them, and give them
to the people. Mr. Baxter has ehalleneed
I'00' against him. If there i any. let it
Wc prujose to comment upon the above
explanatory statement ol the Meitenger a
The statement is not even plausible, while
it is pro veil to be fake by the letters them
seltcs. The debt to these gentlemen re
ferred to, amounted to but little more than
100, and was paid long hrfoic Mr. Baxter
ceased these duns. Why should Baxter
dun Sawyer for a debt which Storrs owed
not to him but to Sawyer !iiiucl( ? And
why dun Sawyer, upon this absurd
hypothesis, after Storre laid pml up his
debt in full ? When Baxter writes, "Your
friend at Island I'ond does not respond ns
promised. This i not right. I look to yow,"
is this, in the language of the Messenger,
"asking Sawyer to jog the memory of Mr.
Storrs, that ho might Iiveup to his perfectly
lair sgt cement" to pay Benton, Child and
Sawver debt ? or is it a jogging of tlte
memory of S.iwyer that he is holden for the
performance of theeorrupt agreement which
Baxter himsell had obliged Storrs to enter
into, with Sawver as his guarantor ? And
when he writes again, "My name tnut not
be connected with tho Storrs' transaction.
With you it is sife. do not know Aim"
is this a gentle "jogging of the memory of
Mr. SturrsV or i" it an injunction to Col.
Sawyer to conceal a transaction which the
writer knew to be disgraceful and criminal ?
The call upon the "enemies ol Mr. Bn
tcr, who profess to have had peHtcxshn of
those letters for nearly six weeks, to sltow
them, print them and give them to the peo
ple," is, under the circumstances, great im
pudence. No enemy of Mr. Baxter !e had
these letters in piesess'mn, unless under the
name ot " enemy" is included Col. Saw
yer, an opponent of Mr. Baxter in thi can
vass, to lie sure, but a gentleman who has
received favors from Mr. Baxter and has
bn in close confidence with him, and who
feels towards him great tenderness, and who
would prtfer to give to Mr. Baxter in the
canvass, by keeping back the letters, " the
benefit of a doubt," if a doubt can be raised.
It is notorious that the opponents of Mr.
Bjvtcr have for weeks ln.cn diligently at
work endeavoring to get those letters into
print, and that Mr. Baxter has been at dili
gently and more effectually at work to throw
obstacles in the way of their production if
he could not suppress them. It is known
that shortly before the Hydepark Conven
tion an agent ol Mr. Baxter visited Colonel
Sawyer, sjcndmg the night in conference
with him ; that last Sunday Mr. Baxter
stealthily left Burlington and turned up at
Hydepark, spending tbc night in deep con
ference with Col. Sawjer ; tint Mr. Baxter's
handbill denial was put forth without know!
.l fnl ij t..l ,t.l .;n.n
.wa. M...jl. wt.vuuj ..........
for publication bis statement that be had
in his possession eight letters from Mr. Bax
ter, dating from June 1EG1 to February
1804 , which referred to the Storrs transac
tion, and exhibited the exact truth of Mr.
Baiter's relation to it. Col. Sawyer has
publicly offered to exhibit and iiubliah three
j letters with Mr. Baiter's consent.
published statement of Capt. Lewi rfiows
that Mr. IUxter refuses that consent. U'A
foe.r he not amsent ?
It was on Wednesday morning that Colonel
Sawyer promised to be at Burlington that
day.ind t lay the question before a council of
gentlemen to be selected from both sides,
one of whom should be his personal friend
anil relative a lUxter wan- and to take
t. publishing the let-
trrs. lie came a far ae Bssex Junction
and from that p.int sent the following tele
gram : ' learning here tft legal proeced-
mg" have been com mc need against Benedict,
of course I shall decline to prijcccd further
until legally called upon. I go North.
KolU (ileasun was at Vuex Junction at
that time, and may have communi.nted thw
information to Col. Sawyer.
This telegram cuts off all hope of getting
at these letters except by legal eompuleim.
But we shall not be balked if it is possible
to prevent it. We have taken measures to
secure this evidence, by deposition ta ptrpet
vn,,.. at Hydepark on Saturday at 1 V. M.
The e'niicii- mid the Meeting.
NOMINATION OF P. M. VAX SICK f. EN
POIl TOWN 11 KPB IS BNTATI V F.
lltlN. IIO.MKIt K. ItOVCK (IX TIIK
" O.VHKUIIlll.NAl, lt -BSTItlX.
The Caucus Friday evening was a numerous
gatlicring of the repiiblicatMi of Burlington
' " was too urge an assemblage to o- aecjni
I thC "0U
' elbi. vrbn had rsowA ilis l?!rv 1111 KtrsMa
" " n " wj -
. inxtuoiKd hi lecture to this even me. the
meeting at ouce adjouined to the City HalJ
, - -
Dr. Carpenter was nominated by Janes
A. SheilJ, Kf., who explained the Ooetor's
position on several points on which his
standing bad been called in question, sayi&g
among other things that the Doctor waa no
. Johnson man. but had said that he - would
j as soon vote for Jef. Ihms as tor Andrew
. Mr. Van Siekkn was nominated by Sir.
llrinsmaid, in a sprteh which was so thxir
oughly V- tl e point tbat we report it ver
batim snd tntire :
B. BKixsn.uo s srkETH.
Mr. Moderator . I take the liberty to pre-
y 'f.!trf'Mt"l'f' tfcL"e rf Fred
' - ? " P-
,hm h "
Mr. Worcester baring declined to permit
the use of his name as a candidate, the vote
was a very dean one, betiveen the two names
presented, and resulted in the choice if .Mr.
Van Sieklin by 61 taajority.
Ir. Carpenter's w ide acquaintance and
personal fopularitv ! course eeured for
him a large tote.
The Caucus having adjourned, a i-tirrin;
Iloyt campaign meeting was held m the
Hall. The meeting organised with the same
officers as the Caucus, and a coauniticv, con
sulting of Kev. J. II. Wuairwnra, Wa. O.
Saaw. C. F. W ana and U. G. UaviDUT.was
despatched to the American to request lion,
lloma E. Rovci to addiiss the meeting n
the C'nnsnrrssional issue.
mb. aovnt's sraxen.
Mr. Koycesaid he had rather address the Be
rublioans of Burlington on nay cither qttestion,
than that on which be was expected to speak.
.Nothing but a sense of rfy would have brought
him to a public discussion of the qisestion which
now unhappily divides and disgraces the Repub
lican party in this district. For tbis division
ami disgrace, Porta; Ilaxter was solely respon
sible. Mr. Rovce proceeded to show bow
shjar had been the two term rale and practice
in the district. Alvah abra served two terms,
most rrorthily, and then retired. Mr. Roycs
served two terms, and if not to the satisfaction
of his constituent;, not one of them had ever
hinted it to him. He, ten, then retired, and
Mr. Baxter succeeded him. Instead of with
drawing however, when his two terms were
coded, he prated his claims fbr a third ejection
on the ground of his services ti the
soldiers, and it was conceded to him.
he giving assurances that he would
then retire. lastead of which be presents hlm-
elf tor k fourth term, arsl what certainty is
there that if this were conceded to hiss, he
vouU not again come forward lor a fifth term,
and so on. I ask, said Mr. Boyee, tor bo more
pledges from him; but when, I ask, are his
claims to cease ? Vermont, however, rives no
nun a life lease of office unlets the State and
country are to denve'a corresponding benefit.
Incases of preeminent service, like those of
Collinier anil Foot anil Prentice, and other well
known public servants, it has been a favor to
the people to continue them in office; but Mr.
Baxter's is no such case. He has rendered ser
vice to the soldiers, and his wife has done more
than he, but a hundred men eouVl be selected
from the audience who wcukl have done as
much. One exception must be noted. One
and tbat the noblest soldier of Vt. long and
hearty applause, could not have his ail. Gen.
Stannard has published a statement as to that
which it was Mr. Baxter's right to deny as
publicly, if he could; but he has not done so;
and we sre compelled to the belief of its truth.
To our hero, of the empty sleeve, when he
asked his assManee, Mr. Baxter said No."
On purely political questions Mr. Baxter has
voted right, and so would a hundred otb rs,
here present, if in bla place. But what mirks
of eminent service ean he show Has he ever
originated a public measure ? Has he ever
introduced a bill ? Has be ever even tug.
gestcd an anienlratnt to any act? Has
he ever even made a report from the committee
that of elections on which he served Has
he ever opened his mouth in a debate ? If so,
said Mr. Koyoe, I have never heard ol it. Once,
It is understood, be rose upon the floor and
made some explanation in reference to his vote
upon the Keciprocity treaty; but who ever saw
a report of his speech ?
Proceeding to allude to the charges agaiast
Mr. Baxter, Mr. Kojce related the well knoan
facts as to the publication and presentation of
the chirgts. Knowing nothing personally of
their truth or falsity, he declared that it was
Mr. Baxter's duty to himself and to his constit
uents, to refute them. They had been made in
respectable quarters, and thank God, the dis
tance between the member of Congress and the
humblest citizen was not so great that he had I
not the right to go to Mr. Baxter and demand i
n,nNn,i:nn ar. t,..i nn n.i.i in
fallback on the abtence of legal evidence. ,B
m, judgment, said Mr. Royce. there has been no ',
satisfactory explaritie,n on Mr. Baxter's part, j
and till there is one, Mr. Baxter can hold no of
fice in Vermont. This notion of selling edicts
u a new one for this btate. w e have heard of
-,t elsewhere, but we do not propose to permit
it here. The character of Vermont for official
parity must be preserved. Our representatives
mast be like the Roman wife, not only free from
guilt but above reproach. And there is no dif
ficulty in finding men that are so.
Announcing his intention to vote fur Hon. I'o-
mco II. Hoyt, Mr. Rojce proceeded to give
the highest testimony to bis fitness as a candidate
and worth as a mas. He had known him from
boyhood. IBs father was a leading anti-slavery
man of Franklin County. At a young man.
fWlowing the lead of John Smith, Mr. Hoyt
joined the dcmocra;y. He belonged to the freest 1!
wing of that party. When Brooks assaulted
Jlr.;Sumnr, he declared that he would belong
to no party tbat could not tolerate free speech.
and left it tarevcr. He voted for Fremont. He
voted fbr Lincoln both times. He is known
his own county arsl has been repeatedly chosen
to office there, as a true and hearty republican,
And where he is known no honest man pretends
to doubt his truth, honesty and political loand-
Mr. Royce neitt oa to show with wh it heu-tinets
and efficiency Mr. Hoyt hail given and labored
to sustain the war, and to describe some of the
dirty means used by his enemies to convey the
iaapression that he was a sympathizer with cop
perheads. They were wholly without effort
where be was known. True he was not a finish
ed orator ; but be was qualified to represent
the District with more ability tbaa the present
representative, arsl with a ftithfulness and
honesty as true as steel
Mr. Koyee closed hi speech amid Ion
and nearly applause, lontincu as it was
nceeseart to the personal issue, it was an
exceedingly interesting and eOeetiic speech
Mr. Koyee stands high with our citizens, a
a man of sound judgment, candor and truth,
and his words must have carried great
weight to any candid man.
Mnml by Your e'olmi.
Tbc Democrats of Burlington, at their
caucus on Saturday evening, took the first
open step towards fusion with the Johnson
faction, bv the nomination of ex-Mayor Al
ert L. Citliv, as their candidate for city
rapri tentative. Wc call it a "fusion :" but
alter all, it is baldly to he dignified with
that title. It is rather the open swallowing
by the drmocrats of the corporal's guard ot
repubticarH who ate willing to follow
1 'resident Johnson into the camp of tbc enemy.-
Mr. Catltn is a worthy and respect
ed citiaen.of very high personal character and
popularity. He was a Fillmore Whig , he
has since been a Republican . be is now a
Johnson man ; accepting a nomination at
their bands, be must, for ought we sec. here-
a'ter be numbered with the Democrats.
f!te imucus which nominated him was
cadkd l.i the Democratic City Committee .
its chairman was Wm. II. Hoyt, of the
tinei : its Secretory, G. W. Heekwith . its
notaiasUing committee, II. J. Ileincberg, A.
B. Lowry, F.. J. Bfaelps, K. J. Hendee. Mi
chael Mulqneen. AU are well known demo
cxi ts: and we learn of but a solitary llepnb-
lican, Henry Kolfe, who participated in the
meetinef . Of course the calling this
a " National Vmon " nomination,
wilt deceive nobody. The men
who composed this meeting on Saturday
night were not the Union men of Burlington.
Nor eaa the true Union men he drawn away
by a name.
We call on the Cnion Kejiublicansol Bur
lington to stand by the colors, and their can
didate. If there are among them any who
are willing tbat tbc sobttaBtml results of
the war 'ball be thrown away . who arc
willing to recognize as tbc icoplc of the
South only the late rebels, excluding the
trne Union men of tbc South and the loyal
blacks ; who arc willing that that Southern
people shall gain lao-fifths, in representation
in Congress, by the emancipation of the
slaves, while utterly and forever excluding
the colored loyalists from all political influ
ence or power ; who would at once admit
the lately rebellions States, still recking with
treason, to fully restored position and in
creased political power, in Congress, without
a single guaranty against another rebellion in
ten years from now, if there arc such let
them join the Johnson Democracy. In so
doing they join the party of Vallandigbam
and Cox and Doolittlc and Montgomery
Blair, the party of (Jen. Forrest, of Fort
Pillow infamy, the party of the authors of
the Memphis riots and the New Orleans
massacre, ror our own part, entertaining
very high personal esteem and regard for
Mr. Catltn, we could as soon vote for the
bitterest democrat in the crowd of Saturday
evening, as for him under such a nomina
tion. Nor eon any man complain if be i
Inntcn h the company he leeps.
A Ridiculous Kiptnnntiou.
The St. Albans Messenger of Monday morn
ing, ignorant tbat the evidence of Mr. Bax
ter's own handwriting had at last tieen se
cured, undertakes to explain the S orrs ca:c.
It says tbat Shirrs owed Benton and Sawyer :
that Storrs agreed to pay them $1.10 a year
out of his salary, and tbat CoL Sawyer
thereupon " made theeontraetrun to Portus
Baxter instead of himself, arsl this without
Mr. Baxter's knowledge or content."
This is the most ridiculous attempt at an
explanation tbat we have yet heard of. It
is true (and is no newt wc have already
itated it) that Storrs owed Benton and Saw
yer when be obtained the office, and thfir
interest in him may Iiave been in part on
that account, that so he might be in a posi
tion to pay them. But he had paid that
debt befcbb Mr. Baxter ees"d hi caIN on
Sawyer to mnke good Storr delinquencies,
And why should Mr. Baxter be dunning
Sjieyer for money due from Storrs to Sawyer
and Benton '.' Can anything be inoicabsurd?
Why, ii there was this or any other ex
planation of his conduct, did not Mr. Baxter
present it at tbc Sheldon meeting, when
charged by Mr. Adams directly with this
transaction? How happens it tbat this
latest "startling development" of the Mes
Jenyrr corses round by Xneport at this late
day. ltisalIr.onicr.ec or worse. Wc pro
nounce tho statement tbat CoL Benton ever
admitted for an instant that this explanation
was true, a falsehood.
It lias been announced tbat Mr. Baxter
wnld firflow Mr. Adam, and Judge Hoyt
on thci' 'tumping tour through the north-
"n P" UI luu ""' u In1
tnem wuercver incy enouia spcat. lie aia
so once, at Sheldon, and got enough of it.
Mr. Hoyt's friends were well suited with the
arrangement, and would have been delighted
had it continued, but Mr. Baiter slipped
away, and Mr. Hoyt and Mr. Adams have
gone on without his valuable presence. On
Thursday Mr. Baxt:r was at flydepark look
ing for Col. Sawyer. Not finding him he
followed on his track and had an interview
with him at Waterbury. lie then came
here, but doubtless learning that a legal no
tice to be present at the taking ol some le
gal evidence tn the Storrs case was in pre
paration lor him, he again slippcil away on
Friday morning, going east. We believe
that the J udge's order readied itu. never
theless, and we trust that the vrdenee i-
being secured toilav in nucIi i.'iane thatn.
one will complain of its legality or weight.
-lfsiiri. RJitort of He Free l't r .. :
Various reports have been uvW in relation
to the Grand Isle County Ce-mention, and of
the state of public sentiment here, in regard
to the unfortunate controversy m Rting on
over the Congressional election.
The truth is, so far a I know, it w the de
sign of nearly all of u. tbat thr Hoyt and
Baxter fight should not be prrmuwl to
enter at all, into our County matters. The
knowledge tbat gentlemen from Praakiin
County would be at North Hero to present if
permitted, the claims of the rival candidates fur
Congress, drew a larger assemble together than
we usually have, but our County ticket contains
the names of prominent men, some of whom
are fivorable to Caxter, and swi. lesire the
election of Hoyt. The adjournment was voted.
f have no doubt, because the mitjoriiy did not
desire any vote upon the resoluii. n eodersing
Mr. Baxter, not because they were opposed to
him, but because they were aver-e '. meddling
a Contention with the contn ersy. Mr
Baxter was received with consider.! enthu
siasm, but it would be impossible ! say, from
any development made at North Hero, which
of the candidates stood highest in the public
estimation. The speeches of Messrs Itoyce and
Green were both well received, and ehoye-f by
1 believe I state the exact truth, when I say
that at least nine-tenthx of our voters are re
luctant to vote for either Hoyt or Baxter. If
they vote for either it will be because they
yield to what seems a ditagreehte arreuify.
We feel that the People ought to have the
privilege of selecting their own mo, unbought
Will not some one answer these qtMstiocs.
Why wis the Convention callul at so late a
ii as it not to allow liov. smith time to con
sider whether he would take the fd-irr of Air.
Kdmnndi in the Senate?
If he should fail to decide in tutor of takics
Mr. Edmunds' place, was it not the plan to give
Mr. Baxter's place to his brother, W. C. Smith'
Was not Mr. Baxter rut forward for the very
purpose of keeping other men baek until that
question should be determined ?
Did not prominent Hoyt men offer the position
to the Governor's brother before Mr. Hoyt was
agreed upon, and was not the proposition de
clined ? Is it not still the plan ts veeomplish
that object in imr tray?
Are ire, the People, of any acciust whatever?
lis net these men buy and sell and tiaJe with
each other, for all these prominent states, with
out regard to our preferences ?
Will the people ertr, erer rise iu their major
ity, and take this matter into their otm hands,
where of right it belongs?
As one of the District Committee, 1 endeavor
ed to call a second and a Delegate Convention,
that the District might be saved from the dis
graceful conflict. I wanted the people to speak
for themselves. I could get no sympathy from
other members of the committee. Why ?. Other
reasons were given, but I believe there were
those who feared lh 'hoiee miyht fill outside
of either ring.
People of the SI District ! to the Polls ! To
the Poll ' .IhJ rate m son hate a mindlo !
O. G. WHEELER.
We omit a portion of the communication
or our esteemed friend, because wc perceive
no wholesome cficct likely to ! aecomplih
cd by it. Mr.Whcclcr h entitled to his opin
ion in reference to the action of the Grand
Isle Co. Convention, and to his statement in
reference to his action on the District Com
mittee, and wc arc glad to afford him the
opportunity to give them. Most of his
questions wc cannot answer. To the last
one we say that this is noic mainly, as wc
understand it, an issue between the People
and the wire-pullers, and wc are sorry in
deed, that in such a contest, our friend, with
his love of honor and open dealing, and his
hatred of trickery and chicane, should be
neutral, instead of foremost in the fight with
corruption and the ring.
Mr. Baiter still II.inci.vc Bick. State
ment or Can. Lewis. The following state
ment speaks for Itself. How much license
docs Porlm flatter give to make his letters
I, Charles J. Lewis, of Morristown. Lamoille
County, Vermont, say that I was formerly Cap
tain of Co. D, 11th Regt. Vf- Vols., and that on
Tuesday. August 2th last, I had a talk with
Hon. Portus Baxter on the hotel steps at Mor
risville, in the presence of tweatv or more citi
zens of Morristown, and after I had seen his
Circular to the Freemen of the Third Congres
sional District. denyingtbe charges of corruption
made against him In the course of tjie conver
sation he denied the charges based upon the
"Storrs case;" and I thereupon asked him if
he would give me a line to take to Col Sawyet.
authorizing Col. Sawyer to make public the let
ters freui him (Baxter) which Col. Sawyer in
his letter published in Monday's Timet states
that he holds: and Mr Raxter replied that he
CHARLES J. J.KWI8.
Mnrri.nlle, Aug. 1, 16C.
The President' Tour.
From the sample which the public have
been favored with thus far, the sreccli
rnaking of President Johnson ou the way to
Chicago is to consist of rehashes of what
lira said time after time already. Wc should
think his claqucrs would get tired of hear
ing him go over, day alter day, the account
of otTices he has held, from city AMcrtran
to President of tbc United States, repeating
therewith his scandalous accusations of Con
gress, implications tint it is no Congress
his assertions that those who do rot follow
bis lead arc disunionists that no wr on
earth can make him swerve freui the course
be has marked out his assumption tbat the
crowds which hang to his skills and shout,
"bully lor you Andy" "give it to the rad
icals,"' Ac, fairly represent the entire body
of loyal American people.
A for Mr. Seward, who seems to officiate
as toady-general, on the tour, if he csn not
make a better speech than he made at the
Pelmenieo supiicr, he will do well to hold
Lis peace altogether. A mass of feebler
drivel never fell from the lips cf"a public
man than hit utteianees on that occasion.